What is Yeabd66.cc

Yeabd66.cc is potentially unwanted search engine for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It uses Google Custom Search to deliver search results to user. Main page of this hijacker contains advertising banners, links to popular shopping websites, online games, social networks. If user types search query and clicks “search” button, he is redirected to cse.google.com. In addition, Yeabd66.cc modifies browser shortcuts. It appends url to the “Target” field in browser shortcut properties, and when user clicks on the shortcut, he gets Yeabd66.cc opened in new tab. Hijackers can poses certain threat to your security and privacy by collecting personal browsing information. We recommend you to remove Yeabd66.cc from browser using instructions on this page.

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How Yeabd66.cc infected your PC

Yeabd66.cc can be installed in “bundle” with freeware utilities. For example, media downloaders, file converters, zip-archivers, video and audio players often install “potentially unwanted programs” like toolbars, hijackers, adware, windows optimizers. To avoid installation of such programs, users need to be attentive and uncheck certain check-boxes or decline promotional offers. There are also special software, that can protect your PC from unwanted programs. One of the best is SpyHunter 5 Malware Suite, that can remove Yeabd66.cc from Windows completely.

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To remove Yeabd66.cc completely we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 from EnigmaSoft Limited. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Yeabd66.cc and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Yeabd66.cc manually for free

Here is manual step-by-step tutorial for full Yeabd66.cc removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Yeabd66.cc installer on operating systems with latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Yeabd66.cc from Control Panel

To start removing Yeabd66.cc you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “yeabd66 uninstall” or “Yeabd66.cc”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remove Yeabd66.cc from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Yeabd66.cc.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabd66.cc from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Yeabd66.cc and click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabd66.cc from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Yeabd66.cc, click Uninstall.

Remove Yeabd66.cc from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Yeabd66.cc from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Yeabd66.cc in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Yeabd66.cc in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Yeabd66.cc

In some cases Yeabd66.cc won’t uninstall and gives you message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Yeabd66.cc. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Yeabd66.cc folder and files. This happens, because process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Yeabd66.cc in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove “Yeabd66.cc”

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Yeabd66.cc from Control Panel often does not bring desired effect. It sometimes have browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Yeabd66.cc related extension from your browsers manually.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Yeabd66.cc.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Yeabd66.cc.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Yeabd66.cc from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Yeabd66.cc, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Yeabd66.cc.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Yeabd66.cc does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Yeabd66.cc extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Yeabd66.cc installs search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is instruction to reset your browsers homepage, newtab and search engine to default values.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

Alternative way to remove adware browser extensions and reset browser settings

avast browser cleanup For safe and effective browser extension removal use avast! Browser Cleanup utility. Run it with administrator privileges and remove all extensions with bad rating including related to Yeabd66.cc. You can also reset your browser settings for each of your browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

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Cleaning browsers shortcuts

shortcut cleaner You can clean your browser shortcuts manually right-clicking on your browser icon, choosing “Properties” and removing hijacker address from “Target” field (leave just the path to your browser). However it is easier to use free Shortcut Cleaner from BleepingComputer. Download it here – its FREE:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Yeabd66.cc may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of antimalware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and antimalware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Yeabd66.cc.

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